So far, more than 500 people on the list have been identified as actual citizens. More than 140 have been identified as noncitizens and about 50 may have unlawfully cast a ballot, Scott said on Monday.
When asked about Brownings recollection of events and why the state decided to release the list when it did, Scott didnt answer.
What Im focused on is making sure that no U.S. citizen no Florida citizens vote is diluted by noncitizens, Scott said Tuesday.
The debate is over about whether people are out there that are non U.S. citizens who registered to vote. They have, Scott said. Theres no debate about whether theyve voted. They have. Theres no debate that they can impact elections. They can.
Scott went on to say his administration had to sue Homeland Security the day before because it stonewalled the states request for the citizenship database.
But the Justice Department said that Florida didnt meet the requirements to use the database. And it accused Florida in its new lawsuit of violating the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act, which prohibits purges within 90 days of a federal election. The American Civil Liberties sued Florida on Friday.
Rick Scotts intent has been mischaracterized. He wants to do the right thing, Browning said. For every ineligible voter on the rolls, it cheapens the vote of those legally on the rolls.
What about eligible voters who could get kicked off the rolls?
Its injustice, Browning replied. The intent of the state is not to take people off the rolls.